Resources and Links - COVID-19

Posted on August 11, 2020

Child Health Updates - August 2020

Below are resources, links and updates for Maine pediatricians. We encourage you to use the links below to stay updated on this rapidly changing information. We have collated information from the National AAP, CDC (National and Maine), AMA and other reputable sources. Health systems, hospitals and practices may have established specific protocols and guidance based on local circumstances.

Maine Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Resource Page: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus/index.shtml

Recommendations: MAAP Evaluation of sick child for schools and child care 8 7 2020

AAP advocacy report, summarizing all of its latest federal and state advocacy activities.

The COVID Impacts on DHHS Services tracker: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/data-reports


MCDC Data
: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml


CDC's Immunization Guidance
: Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Society Maternal Fetal Medicine COVID Strategies to provide equitable care

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children - MIS-C: Recommendations from The BBCH: Pediatric Clinical Guideline MIS C


National AAP #CallYourPediatrician campaign: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/campaigns/call-your-pediatrician/Pages/default.aspx


Guidance on Newborns from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/caring-for-newborns.html

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Routine Pediatric Vaccine Ordering and Administration — United States, 2020 MMWR Vaccines

Detection of SARS Co V 2 in Placental and Fetal Membranes: AJOG MFM

HANS Alert: Antibody Testing CDC

Guidance on School Re-opening on Physical and Mental Health

New AAP guidance on reopening schools once COVID-19 wanes includes considerations for instructional time, physical and mental health, special populations, and more. Learn more:

Summer Camp Guidance

National AAP Guidance: https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/guidance-for-families-and-pediatricians-on-camp-attendance-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

The Maine Camp Checklists are on the DECD website as of 5/20 https://www.maine.gov/decd/sites/maine.gov.decd/files/inline-files/COVID%20Checklist%20for%20ME%20Phase%202%20Overnight%20Summer%20Camps.pdf


Guidance on Sports Participation

Kids and Masks: Why Cloth Face Coverings are Needed in Youth Sports During COVID-19

Youth Sports & COVID-19: Understanding the Risk

Youth Sports Participation During COVID-19: A Safety Checklist

Sports and Sports Physicals: Guidance for Return to Sport and Related Activities 2020 NFHS

Play Sports Coalition Guidance: https://playsportscoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Return-to-Play-Considerations-.pdf

How Long to Quarantine if Exposed to Covid 19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

Pediatrics Collection on COVID-19 Offers Pediatricians the Latest Research

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has created many questions among families and caregivers, and information continues to evolve. The editorial team at Pediatrics have compiled articles from American Academy of Pediatrics publications into a curated collection of articles on COVID-19. This online collection will be updated frequently to reflect new articles published on this topic. Pediatrics articles and resources include:

Practice Management Resources

Pediatric practices around the country are facing the challenge of providing care to their patients and families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These practice management resources are geared toward independent practices and offer approaches used by other practicing pediatricians.

Telemedicine and Telephone Care

The Academy continues to advocate for immediate changes to Medicaid, CHIP, and private insurers so that pediatricians can provide and be paid for telehealth care services. To support these policy changes, the AAP has developed a new resource, AAP Guidance: Telehealth Payer Policy in Response to COVID-19, which outlines policy changes aiming to alleviate barriers to telehealth care. In addition, see how your state is responding to this crisis in these State Notices on Telehealth Policy. Also, be sure to review this telehealth compendium for tools and resources to support your efforts.

**For specific resources on TELEHEALTH, visit: https://www.maineaap.org/providers/topic-resources/telehealth

Telehealth ECHO on COVID-19 Available via link above.

American Academy of Pediatrics Resources:

The AAP has a web page on AAP.org where you can find the latest clinical guidance, recommendations from CDC, information for parents and other resources. For questions or comments related to the pandemic, email COVID-19@aap.org

US Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

Maine Department of Education: https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19

Foster Family Info

Guidance on Exposed Newborn Care: Guideline of Care for Newborn Exposed to COVID 19 or PUI Mothers 2020 04 06
NEJM Universal Screening for SARS Co V 2 in Women admitted for delivery correspondence in NEJM April 13 2020

Colorado Children's Video Tip Sheets

American Medical Association:

World Health Organization:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

The Hendren Project: